Friday, November 21, 2014


The Cure
Lying around all day
with some strange new deep blue
weekend funk, I’m not really asleep
when my sister calls
to say she’s just hung up
from talking with Aunt Bertha
who is 89 and ill but managing
to take care of Uncle Frank
who is completely bed ridden.
Aunt Bert says
it’s snowing there in Arkansas,
on Catfish Lane, and she hasn’t been
able to walk out to their mailbox.
She’s been suffering
from a bad case of the mulleygrubs.
The cure for the mulleygrubs,
she tells my sister,
is to get up and bake a cake.
If that doesn’t do it, put on a red dress.–Ginger Andrews (from Hurricane Sisters)
So this Friday before Thanksgiving, think about Aunt Bert and how she’ll celebrate Thanksgiving! And how about YOU?
1. What is your cure for the “mulleygrubs”?
      My cure is putting on some upbeat tunes that get me moving with the music!
2. Where will you be for Thanksgiving?
       Right here at home! Course, I have some decluttering, dusting and last minute cleaning
       to do.
3. What foods will be served? Which are traditional for your family?
      Turkey! I've been waiting all year for a taste of roasted turkey! Then there's homemade
      stuffing(rice, bread, stock, mushrooms, Italian sausage, white wine, spices, etc), homemade
      mashed potatoes, prepared sweet potatoes, whole cranberry sauce, gravy, the green
      bean casserole my SILs make and bring and pumpkin mousse dessert on a graham cracker
     crust. There will be a cheese ball and crackers and Knorr vege dip with fresh veges for
4. What do you wish could be deleted (or added) to your traditional Thanksgiving day?
       I would love help with doing all the dishes!! Since my sister and BIL were here last
       year, I must be content with them not being here this year.
      I am adding the vege dip and fresh veges which got added last year and hit the spot
      with getting more greens!
5. In this season of Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?
        I am grateful to be serving where I am. I am grateful that God has provided an
        opportunity for L church to possibly have a day care center and bring life to the
        church and provide a service a community. I pray it will work out. We have 6
        weeks to approve, make changes, and move all kinds of furniture to different places
        to accommodate this, but I believe it is a win-win for both the church and the center
        which was given just two months notice to leave (the old folks home wanted their
         space back for adult day care after a 12 year relationship). So, I am thankful and
BONUS: Describe Aunt Bert’s Thanksgiving.

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